South Carolina-based Transformation Church Lead Pastor Derwin Gray took to Twitter Saturday to share and celebrate the news that 20 men were baptized at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville.
The former professional football player for the Indianapolis Colts and the Carolina Panthers tweeted to his more than 22,000 followers: "We baptized 20 men at @TCTransformers Lee Prison today. It was a beautiful time being with the men."
Pastor Gray, accompanied by his leader of the prison teams, Ken Lake, and nine prison team leaders, visited the men's correctional institution where on Saturday Gray performed all 20 baptisms, Lake told The Christian Post. more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham has slammed comments made by Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., who compared Jewish people to "termites" that destroy homes during a speech on Monday to an anti-Israel group.
"Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson's comments were reprehensible," Graham said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that Johnson, who is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, was speaking at an event set up by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, when he said: more >>
To celebrate the 50th episode of the popular reality TV show "Bringing Up Bates," the UP network has released a special compilation of the family's 50 greatest moments caught on camera.
In an exclusive video clip titled, "50 Big Bates Moments," released just in time for their 50th episode, fans are taken on a journey through family outings, surprise parties, proposals, pregnancies, childbirth and so much more.
Watch the full clip below: more >>
Nearly half of Americans now believe it's morally acceptable for people to "identify with a gender different from their bith sex," according to a LifeWay Research survey released earlier this month.
"A majority of Americans reject the view of a Creator giving them a gender that shouldn't be changed," said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research.
"We freely change many things about ourselves — we have cosmetic surgery, we use teeth whitener, we dye our hair, we get tattoos. Many Americans view gender as one more thing on that list," he added. more >>
What message is the Republican party sending out to America?
Republican leaders proudly announced that they had drafted "the most conservative platform in modern history," yet Peter Thiel, an out and proud gay billionaire, who was a featured speaker on the last night of the RNC, denigrated the "fake culture wars" and made clear he did not affirm all of his party's platform. And he was warmly received by the crowd.
What are we to make of this? (Note also that Thiel spoke the same night as evangelical leader Tony Perkins, who helped craft the party's conservative platform.) more >>
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham, whose life-sized Noah's Ark theme park opened to the public earlier in July, says atheists "go ballistic" when children visit the Ark Encounter and declare that they disagree with naturalism.
"When I post videos such as this one that show what children have learned about the truth of God's Word, atheists go ballistic and say we are brainwashing kids — but they want to brainwash them in the hopeless, anti-God religion of naturalism," Ham said Wednesday in a Facebook post, linking to a short video of a 9-year-old boy talking about his visit to the Ark.
Ever since the Ark opened, Ham has been debating critics such as Bill Nye "the Science Guy," and has been fighting atheist groups like The Freedom From Religion Foundation that have warned school districts against bringing children to the theme park in Kentucky. more >>